May 09, 2018

This report contains the results of Cutter Associates research into Alternative Data. It includes an overview of how investment managers are using alternative data to generate alpha and gain a competitive advantage through early discovery of actionable information.

We summarize the types of vendors offering alternative data, and details of leading vendor products.

The research examines the types of alternative data that investment management firms are exploring or using, such as sentiment analysis, satellite imagery, or data from mobile device apps, and how they integrate these new data types with their traditional data, processes, decision making, and systems. It also includes an overview of this new and growing market, as new vendors and data sources appear weekly.

We provide descriptions of the following vendors of alternative data products: 7Park Data, Accern, Bloomberg, Connotate, Crux, Dataminr, DISCERN, Eagle Alpha, Estimize, FactSet, IHS Markit, Indus Valley Partners, iSentium, MarketPsych Data, MKT MediaStats, Nasdaq Analytics Hub, Neudata, Orbital Insight, Prattle, Quandl, QuantCube Technology, RavenPack, RS Metrics, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Sentieo, State Street, Thasos, Thinknum, TruValue Labs, and YipitData.

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